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Pam Shriver sees Serena Williams winning U.S. Open title

Williams , in search of a seventh US Open crown, opens the action under the floodlights on Arthur Ashe Stadium against Russian veteran Ekaterina Makarova. She has to make it to at least the semifinals , and she needs Williams to fall before the quarterfinals. "I was like, how did I win?" Over the last decade, however, there were a series of women who reached the No.

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Granderson homers twice off bench, Mets beat Marlins 7-4

Louis Cardinals in the race for the second NL wild card spot - has been fueled by the return of Jose Reyes , Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes , all of whom were on the disabled list earlier this month. Still, the Marlins failed to capitalize. Later in the inning, Wilmer Flores delivered a two out RBI single to plate Jay Bruce and give the Mets a 3-2 lead.

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GCSE RESULTS: The Voyager Academy principal hoped for better progress

And the two schools celebrated in style today; students at Churchill Community College, enjoyed an Alice in Wonderland-themed GCSE party and an Oscar-style event was thrown at Norham High School. To add to the already impressive school tally, more than two thirds of St Mary's pupils achieved grades A*-B. Sam Dutnall and Femi Fakokunde both received 10 A*s, while Antonia Ioannou achieved nine A*s and three As.

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Kevin De Bruyne: 'Manchester City deserved win over West Ham United'

Darida, who joined after Freiburg's relegation in 2015, fired inside the right post after some clever interplay between Haraguchi and Vedad Ibisevic, who laid the ball back. Aguero's participation in the derby was put into further doubt on Monday following his withdrawal from Argentina's squad for forthcoming World Cup qualifiers with a calf injury.

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Mustafi finalises Arsenal move

Mustafi is Arsenal's fifth signing after spending £100M on Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Lucas Perez, with his signing settling a few Arsenal fans' nerves after a slow start to the season. The Germany worldwide came through the Everton academy before moving to Sampdoria where he spent two years. Other big-name deals are likely as top players seek a regular game in increasingly competitive squads.

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Former Shrewsbury goalkeeper Joe Hart set for Torino loan

Newcastle, relegated from the Premier League last season, were reported to have rebuffed an initial 16 million pounds bid for Sissoko from Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is expected in Turin on Tuesday to undergo a medical after agreeing a one-year loan deal with the Serie A outfit.

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Shkodran Mustafi's first interview as an Arsenal player

Wenger also confirmed that a deal for the German defender is close. "I am happy when our supporters are happy but my focus is on strengthening the squad in the right way". "We have taken a great player". Mustafi became Wenger's third high-profile signing for the new season, having brought in Switzerland's defensive midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach in May.

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Hendricks, Zobrist propel Cubs past Padres

He would leave the game after six innings with a 5-3 lead. Myers walked with one out in the bottom of the fourth with his team trailing by two, stole second, and then was caught in a rundown after a Lester pickoff throw got him between second and third (+0.070).

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Bouchard out at Connecticut Open

Radwanska fell behind 15-40 giving Svitolina two set points. Wozniacki, now ranked 51st, was coming off a second-round loss to Petra Kvitova at the Olympics . Ukraine's Elina Svitolina advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Elena Vesnina, Makarova's double's partner in Rio. Vinci then seized control of the match.

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Giants' Bumgarner struggles again vs Dodgers in 9-5 loss

Jonathan Villar scored from second and Ryan Braun from first when Daniel Descalso's cutoff throw to the plate was wide and got past catcher Nick Hundley to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead. Yet as Bruce Bochy noted, his on-base percentage has remained relatively high -.350 when hitting third, .393 elsewhere - and those skills are valuable when you bat in front of Buster Posey.

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Brees says Kaepernick should protest, but not sit during national anthem

Well, I think it's ironic because Kaepernick is being silent to protest the treatment of people of color in this country, and America is being silent while people are being mistreated, so there is nothing more American than silence. "I never meant to offend anyone, I was trying to speak about my experiences as a African American". Diggs, the father of a biracial son, slammed Harrison's assumption that Kaepernick couldn't understand the hardships of African Americans.

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England create ODI record with 444-3 against Pakistan; Hales,Buttler run riot

Jos Buttler struck the last ball of the innings for four on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time ) to take Eoin Morgan's men past Sri Lanka's 443-9 against Netherlands in July 2006. India, Mumbai, 2015 438-9_South Africa vs. Australia, Johannesburg, 2006 434-4_Australia vs. Riaz's indiscipline proved expensive since he twice took "wickets" with no-balls.

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Everton boss Koeman rules out Joe Hart move

Hart would consider a move overseas and is waiting to see if Torino's initial interest is backed up by a more concrete offer in the next 48 hours. With a look through history, it is clear that Guardiola prefers a ball-playing goalkeeper to work as a sweeper for his side, an area that has been recognised as a weakness of Hart.

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Rio 2016: Mo seals 1st distance double-double in 40 years

He was also spotted hugging fellow Great Britain athlete Andrew Butchart , who came in fifth place in the 5000m. The Briton has now won nine straight global titles in a run of utter domination stretching back to 2011. "Being away from my family for so long, I knew I had to do something for them". I wasn't going to let anyone past me and at the end you saw my speed.

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Brown shines, Redskins beat Buccaneers in preseason finale

The game will be broadcast locally on WFLA Ch. 8, with kickoff starting at 8 p.m. Instead, Wednesday's game will feature backups and players who will be cut between now and Saturday's National Football League deadline to reduce rosters from 75 to 53 players.

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Ramirez hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays

Fortunately, it gave the Sox bats an opportunity to provide some more theatrics for the fans at Fenway, as the bottom of the order produced two eighth inning runs. I threw it and left it over the middle. "So I'm just trying to get back to where I was". Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox , and Bradley had three hits.

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Westwood, Kaymer, Pieters named Euro picks

The Northern Irishman announced the news on Tuesday at Wentworth and his decision sees the experienced duo of Westwood and Kaymer play in their 10th and fourth consecutive editions of the biennial event. Clarke said: "In Lee and Martin, I've got two former World Number Ones and guys who bring a wealth of experience to the team". "One of the finest 62s I've ever witnessed", Clarke said.

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Rose equaliser denies Liverpool victory at Tottenham

A prolonged period of Tottenham pressure eventually resulted in a deserved equaliser when Eric Dier's cross from the right flank reached Lamela in the six yard box.The Argentine flicked the ball back off his head for Danny Rose who blasted past Mignolet from a very hard angle.

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Konta collapses on court, comes back to win US Open match

Konta followed compatriot Kyle Edmund on to court 13, with the Yorkshireman also through to the third round after a 7-5 6-4 6-4 win over American wild card Ernesto Escobedo. The match was halted for nearly a quarter of an hour as she was tended to by medical staff. I think the match was stopped for just too long. After the match, Konta acknowledged that her overwhelming emotion was not one of relief.

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Muguruza crashes out of US Open in second round

Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in NY. Aug 31, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia after beating Garbine Muguruza of Sp ... Until Monday, he hadn't won any main-draw match at any major since the 2013 French Open. It's past. Everybody's looking forward to the next one, the next tournament.

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Aguero charged with violent conduct by FA

Second half he was better, but of course we are so pleased. Up until that point City had dominated West Ham and Antonio gave us a reminder of why he looks like one of the best right-backs in the Premier League right now, remarkable considering he is a converted winger.

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US Open: Serena Williams: Wait and see on shoulder injury

Open. It was a potentially tricky draw for Williams as she opened her bid for a record 23rd major title. Serena Williams and Vania King meet in the second round of the 2016 US Open. History continues to beckon: It's all in front of Serena here in NY. “I dont think I had any break points against me, which is very good, ” the Scot said.

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Indianapolis Colts: Jack Mewhort Out 2-4 Weeks

Philadelphia should know to avoid overreaction in the preseason after the way last season ended up. The combination means Thursday night's usually meaningless preseason finale at Cincinnati carries much more significance for everybody. With the Eagles on the Colts' nine-yard line, facing third-and-one, the Eagles gave Huff the ball on an end-around, and the receiver went almost untouched into the end zone.

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Marlins juggle lineup but lose 4th straight, 7-4 to Mets

NY was shut out for six innings by Marlins ace Jose Fernandez , but Mets starter Rafael Montero also put up zeros in his first major league start since April 2015. On Monday night, Yoenis Cespedes did something he's accustomed to doing: lifting the Mets in a pivotal moment. Koehler, who grew up in nearby New Rochelle, gave up a career-high 10 hits in five-plus innings.

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Arsenal sign Spanish striker Perez

He has never played for Spain or in the Champions League, and wasn't on most team's radar until last season when he impressed with 17 league goals. He joins an Arsenal squad now shorn of Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker through injury, so Mustafi could be thrown straight into action after the worldwide weekend when Wenger's men host Southampton.

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New Backlash Match Announced, The Headbangers Return

The SmackDown ratings and viewership for last night's episode are in, and the news is good. In the Talking Smack segment after the show, Daniel Bryan announced that The Miz will be defending the Intercontinental championship at WWE Backlash 2016.

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Wayne Rooney to quit after 2018 World Cup

My mind is made up ... Miserable just about sums up England's experiences over the last two years. I've spent my whole life playing football and I think it would be a shame to walk away from it completely. Antonio's is the latest rise from non-league football to the senior England set-up following the similar path taken by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

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Serena continues quest for historic 23rd slam title

Serena Williams , meanwhile, is aiming to regain her US Open title from Italian Flavia Pennetta and made the flawless start last night. Serena Williams and Vania King meet in the second round of the 2016 US Open. "I'm really happy", Wawrinka said after evening his career record against Verdasco at three wins apiece. I think I can improve a lot. Looking cool, calm and collected - and most importantly pain-free - Williams recorded a 6-3 6-3 victory in the first round.

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Rio 2016: Hinch heroics seal GB hockey gold

I honestly felt that the more the crowd booed, the more that Helen was going to score. We have played seven games in 12 days, and we are about to play an eighth in 14. The 27-year-old from West Sussex said: "I just stayed in the moment". "I hope they are kind to us!" said Kate. "I'm so proud to be British. We've had a bit of luck this tournament, we've also generated our own luck and played well".

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Out-Of-Favour Hart: The Truth About Pep Relationship

Caballero surprisingly started City's first three games of the season ahead of Hart, whose appearance against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League Wednesday may well prove to be his last in a City shirt after 10 years with the club. "And with the goalkeeper with more than 100 caps for his national team and a team that can compete with Argentina or Brazil, it's a really good asset for us".

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South Korea's Park closes on gold

Shanshan Feng lies one stroke outside of the medal places on eight under, while four bogeys over the final seven holes leaves Charley Hull a further two shots back with Korean pair In Gee Chun and Hee Young Yang. Elsewhere Friday, Park In-bee, world No. 5, is taking a two-shot lead into the final round at the women's competition. South Korea had more Olympic qualifiers than any other country, with four, and Park had said earlier in the week that they faced considerable pressure back in ...

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Scores greet Little League champs home in upstate NY

New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) poses with members of the Maine-Endwell Little League World Series championship team before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Aug. The players were honored in their hometown with a parade on Monday. Cuomo said eligible patrons can use a driver's license, utility bill or any other document proving they live within the qualified zip codes.

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West Ham christens new stadium with win over Bournemouth

In a game lacking in quality, Michail Antonio stepped up to seal West Ham's first league win in their new home, his late header enough to see off 10-man AFC Bournemouth. "As long as we are winning, competing for something and they are happy, we are going to pack this stadium". Unfortunately for Bilic the new era had begun with some depressingly familiar news, with the perennially-injured Carroll being ruled out for up to six weeks with knee damage.

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Hart Looks Set For Loan Switch To Torino

Although the England global did feature for the Citizens in their recent Champions League playoff tie against Steaua Bucharest, he hasn't played a single minute in the Premier League this season. Hart is on worldwide duty with England, who face Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, but manager Sam Allardyce plans to allow players time off to complete transfers ahead of Wednesday's deadline.

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U.S. women sweep podium for first time in 100-meter hurdles

The women's result partially made up for that of the US men, who were shut out of the medals in the 110-meter hurdles for the first time in a nonboycotted Olympics. "I am room mates with badminton players from Thailand and I have watched them play a few matches". Moments later, Bowie won her second medal in Rio by taking bronze in the 200 meters.


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